Originally Posted by wildstarblazer
I planted some Thuja green giants last Spring for a customer and she is wondering why they have hardly grown yet.
The soil was really bad and I had to create raised bed soil to plant them. Do you think if I top dress with compost it will help the start to grow faster?
How big were the green giants when planted? I've planted over a hundred ranging from 1 gallon to 15' tall. I've only planted them in poor clay soil and they do well. The only ones I've planted that grew slowly were those in the shade and those that were 15' tall when planted. If the ones you planted were 7 gallons or less and planted in full sun then they should grow 2-3' per year. Maybe only 1' the first year though. You just planted them a year ago which means most of the growth occurred within the root zone. I